The Green Bay Packers have found considerable success in the latter rounds of the NFL draft, a trend that has proven instrumental in shaping their post-Aaron Rodgers era.
Over the past two years, picks like Tucker Kraft, Dontayvion Wicks, and Romeo Doubs, chosen in the third round or later, have contributed to this momentum.
Looking ahead, the Packers may aim to capitalize on emerging talent from events like the East-West Shrine Game and Senior Bowl, particularly in the mid-to-late rounds, to strengthen their offensive arsenal around Jordan Love further.
With Aaron Jones aging and A.J. Dillon approaching free agency, the team’s focus may shift towards securing a running back selection on Day 2 or 3 of the draft.
Despite a few other positional needs, the Packers are in a promising position with three picks within the top 58.
The offensive skill positions stand to benefit significantly from standout prospects showcased in recent events.
One such prospect is Frank Gore Jr., the Offensive MVP of the East-West Shrine Game, boasting a notable NFL lineage and an impressive college record with Southern Miss, amassing 1,000-yard seasons and 21 touchdowns over two years. Gore Jr. could serve as a valuable late-round addition, potentially aiding in the transition from Jones.
As Jones nears 30 and with Dillon’s future uncertain, securing a reliable backup like Gore Jr. becomes imperative for the Packers.
Additionally, Emani Bailey from TCU caught the eye of many at the Senior Bowl, demonstrating agility and playmaking ability both as a runner and in the passing game.
Bailey’s versatility and relatively fresh legs compared to Gore Jr. make him an intriguing prospect for Green Bay, particularly for his potential impact on passing downs.
Another standout from the Senior Bowl, Taliese Fuaga, emerges as a potential first-round target for the Packers, given his impressive performance as an offensive lineman during the event.
With the 25th pick in the draft, Green Bay could address the need for interior protection for Jordan Love, with Fuaga offering a promising long-term solution to bolster the team’s offensive line.